Season three kicks off with a fairly "safe" episode. That's not to say it wasn't good, it was, but there are only a few choice moments that made the episode above your typical season one episode, which is a little disconcerting at this stage in the show's run.
Now that the yellow-eyed demon is out of the picture, focus is brought upon Dean and Sam's internal struggles. They're no longer hunting the big bad. Instead they're trying to capture all of cats they accidentally let out of the hat.
I enjoyed Bobby's interaction with the brothers, it saved the episode from becoming stale. He really is taking the stand-in role as father figure, and it was interesting to see the brothers take orders from him.
Hurrah! More characters are brought into the fold. Nothing special is made of them as of yet, but there's definitely promise in these two femme fatales. Especially from the mysterious blonde who has a really slick fight scene.
It's Supernatural on auto-pilot, meaning you'll have your standard brotherly banter, a few misleads and some demons in a Devils Trap spouting off about how they're so much better than us mere mortals. As a means of paving the way as to what to expect from this season (heavy emphasis on Dean it would seem) it gets the job done. But as a continuation from last year, it's a little too low-key. The Seven Deadly Sins were cool, but they should have showcased more. The few horrific deaths proved they were powerful, but nothing much is made of this supposed "ancient evil," making them no different than your average Casper on this show. Pity.